If you're an NFL player racking your brain for an excuse to miss part of training camp, perhaps look into courting and legally marrying a world-class athlete.
We don't believe Aaron Ross was looking for a way out of Jacksonville Jaguars camp, but he'll miss some of it in late July and early August to watch his wife compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Sanya Richards-Ross set a meet record in the 400 meters Sunday in the U.S. track trials in Eugene, Ore., finishing in 49.28 seconds for a spot on the Olympic team, according to The Associated Press. Richards-Ross also plans to run in the 200 in the trials for a shot at a double in the London Games.
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Ross isn't the only NFL player with a family member who punched a ticket to the Bob Costas Variety Hour. Holley Mangold, the sister of New York Jets center Nick Mangold, will represent the U.S. as a weightlifter.
"It's not that he doesn't want to go. Football is my brother's life," Holley recently told USA Today. "You wouldn't see me missing training or a big meet to watch one of his games. I know it's different because it's the Olympics, but it's a big part of their season."
Another reason: No brother wants to face the reality that their sister is stronger than he is.